Insert map chips to get information on places

You can create a map chip in your document by pasting a Google Maps link. You can use the map chip to:
  • Quickly open the location in Google Maps
  • View the location in the Google Maps side panel
  • Find directions to the location

Create a map chip

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps and find a location.
  2. Once you've found a location, copy the link in the address bar. 
  3. Open a document in Google Docs.
  4. Paste the link into the doc.
  5. Press Tab to create the map chip.

Get information on places and find directions

If you have a map chip in your Google Doc, you can open the location directly in Google Maps, see a preview of the location, or find directions.

Open the location in Google Maps

  1. Click or hover over the map chip to view related information.
  2. Next to the Maps icon Maps click on the location name to open the link in Google Maps.

See a preview of the location

  1. Click or hover over the map chip to view related information.
  2. Hover over the map and click View Preview.
    1. Tip: You'll see the preview in a side panel of your Google Doc. To see a preview in Google Maps, click Open in Maps. Learn more about how to use Google products side by side.

Find directions to the location

  1.  Click or hover over the map chip to view related information.
  2. At the bottom of the pop-up, click View DirectionsDirections.
    1. Tip: You'll see the directions in a side panel of your Google Doc. To see directions in Google Maps, click Open in Maps. Learn more about how to use Google products side by side.
  3. Add a starting point.
  4. Click on a route to get the directions.

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